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works. there are examples around the work. even in america with lax weak gun protections there are in fact some regulations in some places and they make a difference. let's treat gun violence like any public health crisis which i would say losing 30,000 lives a year would qualify as a crisis. we need to treat it like the threat to public health and families that it is, treat a gun like any other consumer product. this is how we slash the death rate. enforcement and education. for guns it starts when congress stops being intimidated by the extremists and then just do what the majority of gun owners agree we should do. we new the assault weapon ban which maybe we'll introduce under the leadership of our dear friend and colleague, care lynn mccarthy. close the gun show loophole. for starters, things that n.r.a. members agree with. let's care as much about real guns as we do about toy gun consumer protection. to start us down the road of making our children safer by treating children's gun safety like their auto safety. all the air bags, anti-drunk driving campaigns, child se
did it. ♪ good day sunshine >>> good day, indeed. wake up america! we're still here. those doomsday predictions appear to be a dud. our cameras in times square at midnight to prove it. >> there's the clock -- three, two, one. okay. >> this morning, the sun is rising, right now, on a brand-new day. good morning, america. ♪ i'm in love and it's a sunny day ♪ >>> and there is the proof right there. it may be raining in times scare. but look at that beautiful sun rising over hollywood beach in florida this morning. >> why aren't we doing the show there? >> more proof positive that we have survived the mayan doomsday. so, happy friday, robin and everyone watching at home. welcome back to elizabeth. paula faris in for josh. >> it's great to be here this morning. and life is going on in many ways. take a look right now at the lines at chicago o'hare airport. more than 1,000 flights were canceled. and there are going to be long waits this weekend. it's a major hub for the country. a lot of flights if you're not going to chicago, go through chicago. >> a. busy travel day. >>> we're close
hook. at 7:00 tune into a special edition of "good morning america." entire show will be devoted to the tragedy. reporter laura anthony is also in connecticut and she will have live reports. >>> now back to our storm watch coverage. new storm moved into the bay area overnight in the santa cruz mountains are getting hit with showers this morning. reporter terry mcsweeney joins us live, how heavy are they? >> it's pretty light showers but it doesn't stop. it's been going for at least three hours up here, probably longer than that. take a look at pictures, at the summit give you an idea what is going on. you can see some cars and trucks going through. again, nothing heavy, but it just doesn't quit. now with the traffic getting a little heavier, probably a good time to keep that in mind. also, in the north bay, look at pictures we have from the golden gate bridge. showers this morning and video this morning around 2:30 this morning. i came across the golden gate bridge around 3:00, a little bit before, it was light showers at that time. it was coming down heavier down there than it h
in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread. >> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were w
ones. we have the latest on what is being called one of the worst shooting tragedy's in america's history. it has reignited that debate. live in sandy hook connecticut. good morning. >> good morning. every corner of this community is still mourning the loss of those innocent lives. every where you go people are shaking. the schools they are going to be closed tomorrow for more day of grieving. >> overnight they had vigils even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. he described the last time he saw his daughter emily. >> she said she loved me i gave her a kiss and i went out the door. >> emily is one of the victims all of the children 1st graders 6 or 7 years old. 6 adults were also killed among them the school principal and psychologist both married with children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter in order to protect her sue dents as was the school psychologist. >> the grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this probably is the worst i have ever seen. >> we are learning more
straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornad
they have ink everyone grandchildren. you think everyone in america is hurting? not hurting, whether you're an or nra member or not, whether you're one of the, working for the nra? these are good people. >> reporter: so far most aying republicans are staying silent he gun is on the gun issue.ched out we reached out to more than two dozen of them they declined ourew interview requests. the the nra has also been silent they have not released a statement, norah and charlie, me they took their facebook and twitter pages because of all the you. messages they were receiving.>>> >> with us now chicago mayor ayor rahm emmanuel, president obama's former white house chief of heart, staff. good morning. >> good morning. >> will this lead to meaningful a action, a ban on assault weapons and more? >> >> yes to all of those but to break it down there is no doubt i think right now all of us allll of us are citizens and residents of newtown, connecticut, and so n, that's number one. i think there's a genuine outpouri outpouring in the country for action t action, this type of event, this is
where bells will ring 26 times to honor the victims. report with the "good morning america"kpwplguá$n moments. >> those 26 bells for the 20 elementary school children who were killed and six of their teachers, administrators, the school principal, all the adults being called heroes in the wake of this tragic school shooting that has changed the face of the country. >> gunman also killed his mother then took his own life. again, this is where the bells will ring. similar ceremonies going on in several states among them. governor malloy will lead this event coming up in just a couple of minutes. we are getting word from -- >> announcer: had is an abc news special report. tragedy at sandy hook. >>> good morning i'm george stephanopoulos we are joining you share in a moment of silence for the youngibé childn and women killed in newton, connecticut one week ago. sandy hook the sight of the tragedy the whole country stricken by the news you see in newtown t flagshe.f9 flying at half-staff today, 9:30 eastern town in newton the bells will ring 26 times once for reach life lost.
markets and mcdonald's in america. smith and wesson is rolling in record profits. the maker of the rifles brought in a quarter billion dollars in profit last year. a fast growing part of the gun industry, military style semi automatic rifles and high capacity magazines for ammunition. gun shops report a surge in gun demand after newtown. some is is people looking to protect themselves or tighter gun control laws. in particular, they worry about coming restrictions to the ar-15 military-style rifles like the bushmaster style used at sandy hook elementary. stocks initially fell, but the demand for guns in america remains very strong. there 89 guns in america per 100 residents, the highest in the world. the size and health of this industry cannot be overstated. brooke? >> we roll on to the top of the hour. a lot to get here including the standoff over your taxes. here's what we are hearing now. there could be a vote on john boehner's fiscal cliff plan b tonight as president obama threatens to veto it. plus the man expected to be secretary of state questions the department he could soon take
parent across america s breaking right now and when the president cried, the president was crying with them. >> they suggested by move on.org. >> we have more details on the victims and the shooting investigation on our website. that is cbssf.com. larry, it's 8:35. >> and that is right, it's sunday. and we have a lot of things going on. the question is what am i walking into? >> and after showers overnight, and that is a can't-miss forecast and that is a little bit of everything and we'll warm up and that is not feeling warm. you're looking at the ocean beach right now, by the way and later in the day, we expect more showers to be moving into the bay area and that is later tonight and then monday, looks wet for the bay area and we'll have the entire forecast for you in about five minutes. >> okay. >> and thank you. >>> gun owners turned in their weapon in exchange for cash this weekend n. oakland, the turnout was unprecedented. people started lining up for hours before the event began in oakland. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firea
america to go in other words the rights of the few overcome the safety of the majority i don't think so i think america is ready ready or not.the battle to ban weapons like this one.is bound to be a tough one. >>reporter: maureen kelly kron4 news. >> the repercussions of the school massacre are being felt here in the bay area. schools safety - something many took for granted -is now being questioned. here is how some districts are addressing the fears of parents and students. from berkeley unified.while tragedies are very rare, when they do happen, our concern for the victims may bring worries about our own children and their day to day safety. we want you to know that all berkeley schools have safety plans and we run through drills frequently. and this from san francisco unified schools. in the wake of such a national tragedy, we redouble our efforts to work together to ensure that our students, families and school staff remain safe. the city and district are working closely together to immediately respond to schools and provide support needed in the event of any school crisis. kron 4's
. the president wants congress to reinstate a weapons ban that was in place but expired in 2004. he says america can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> the president says he supports a limit on high capacity clips and more stringent background checks and noted a culture glorifying gun asks violence must be examined and access to mental health care >> connecticut medical skmer wants to research adam lanza's brain to dempl if there are identifiable diseases associated with the violent behaveo, family and friends held funeral services for four students and the principal and steecher. soto died protecting her students. some escaped uninjured. one mourner who knew soto says she's not surprised by the bravery. >> there are good people out there. here being one of the best. and god bless her for being able to do what she did. because i don't know if i would have. >> the stu
parent across america, is breaking right now. when the president cried, there were parents crying with him. i like to think that this can be a real moment for us. >> the delores park vigil was one of about 16 around the bay area that were suggested by the liberal organization moveon.org. >>> we have a lot more details on the victims and shooting investigation on our website, cbssf.com. >>> well, meanwhile, it is sunday here and we may have some rain on the horizon this morning. >> saw a little bit yesterday and sounds like we're not going to have a chance to dry out for sometime. >> not much. pretty good weather for the fungus around the bay area. cool weather as well. high-def doppler not picking up anything in terms of showers right now. anything that's falling this morning is very low level, below the radar. and so a few light showers this morning. right now, numbers are mostly in the 40s. we are going to be looking for another shot of rain moving through the bay area, coming in, first in the north bay this evening and spreading over the rest of the bay area tomorrow and monday
owners in america are responsible. they buy their guns legally and use them safely. >> it is encouraging that most gun owners have stepped up to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in new town. >> steps to protect our rights and protect our kids. >> the president has called on congress to pass legislation that bans the sale of military assault style weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> is also asked senator-- vice-president joe biden's come up with proposals by january to keep children safe including addressing mental health and school safety. >> the national rifle association will hold what they call a national news announcement the executive director will discuss what the group is calling meaningful contributions to prevent future mass shootings. >> in an earlier statement the nra says its members were " shocked, saddened and heartbroken by last are the shooting. >> will carry an announcement live at 745. >> john kerry will be nominated for secretary of state by prison the bottpreside >> john kerry expected to be the next secretary of state.
-year- olds with 3 to 11 bullets from this bush master in their body. 20 of them. is this america? i don't think so. >> they also want to banned the big ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. she's not the only politician speaking out. the new york city mayor on the cbs evening news, he talks about this. >> lots of people think that we shouldn't even have speed limits, but we still have speedlimits. lots of people think we shouldn't have public schools, but we still have public schools. a lot of people are against a lot of different things. a democratic society, you have to come together and when the majority of the people want something like that, majority of the people want sensible gun restrictions. >> so why is this your problem? >> why is the murder rate around the country? i'm an american, what's your question? >> why is this mike bloomberg crew said? >> i'm a human being, i don't know what your religion teaches you, but mine teaches me to take care of each other. >> a reality check when it comes to bitter fights over the gun control laws. and grace lee shows us that the s
america." >>> in difficult times like these, josh, i think a little nostalgia, a little song, really good for everybody. do they sing? >> they sing a few bars during the interview, we are going to have a performance coming up and again you are right, nose stallia, a little bit of -- nostalgia a little bit of comfort this morning. >>> this morninger speaker bane -- this morning house speaker boehner will -- the offer would not change the eligibility age for medicare. [ unintelligible ] >>> newtown tragedy is having a ripple effect on sporting goods industry. >> there are good deals for anyone shopping for a new truck. jane king is live at the new york stock exchange. >>> good morning. manager at dick's sporting goods in danbury, connecticut, temporarily halting sales of all semi-automatic weapons, cerberus capital private equity firm manage more than 20 billion dollars is going to sell its stake in freedom group which manufactures the bushmaster rifle that authorities say lanza used to murder his victims. cerberus said it was shocked and saddened by the attack. this morning a little higher
-year-olds with three to eleven bullets from this bushmaster in their body 20 of them. is this america?! i don't think so. >> senator feinstein also wants to ban big ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. she is not the only politician speaking out. >> we are the only industrialized country that has this problem in the whole world, the only one. and that's why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg also pushing for tougher national gun regulations. the mayor was surrounded today by dozens of people whose lived have been affected by gun violence. >>> and california could provide a reality check when it comes to a bitter fight over gun control laws. cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us the state has its own history of gun tragedies, new laws and loopholes. grace. >> reporter: that's right. we may have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. senator leland yee says we're not going far enough. his bill to add gun control actually failed last year. this time arou
the lead in the fight for tighter gun control. >> is this america? >> i don't think so >>catherine: will have more on local schools and gun- control but first,grant lodes is standing by elementary school shooting. >> today, children across connecticut saw something classes. uniformed police are in or around most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're go
review from any questioner in any debate thus far, or since. >> good evening, america. my name is jared townsend from michigan. to all the candidates, tell me your position on gun control as myself and other americans really want to know if our babies are safe. this is my baby, purchased under the 1994 gun ban. please tell me your views. thank you. >> senator biden, are you going to be able to keep his baby safe? >> i tell you what, if that's his baby, he needs help. [ applause ] i think he just made an admission against self-interest. i don't know that he is mentally qualified to own that gun. i'm being serious. look, this idea, we go around talking about people who own -- i'm the guy that originally wrote the assault weapons ban. look, we should be working with law enforcement right now to make sure that we protect people against people who don't -- are not capable of knowing what to do with a gun. >> time. >> because they're either mentally unbalanced and/or because they have a criminal record. >> time. >> anyway. >> we got one more question. >> i hope he doesn't come looking for me.
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, killer storm. tornadoes hit the gulf coast with more than 30 twisters touching down. >> oh, wow. oh, look at that tornado. >> leaving thousands without power. and it's not over yet. >>> whiteout. 21 states under snow warnings, from texas to maine. the downfall causing highway pileups. and threatening to bring holiday travel to a halt. and get ready. a massive nor'easter is on the way. sam is here with the latest. >>> and the chilling note left by the killer in rochester, new york, who targeted the firefighters as they responded to that massive fire. the gruesome reason he set his neighborhood aflame. >>> and a million-dollar mixup. this family got the wrong lottery ticket. and struck it rich. now, they say they're set for life. >>> and a very good wednesday morning to you, america. we hope you all had a very merry christmas, if it's something you celebrate. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us
to you by consumer cellular. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> welcome back. since the newtown, connecticut school attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and two-thirds of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of
for the toyota camry. america's most popular car faired poorly in this new front crash tests by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry is a front wheel ended up a bidding the passenger compartment foot well it worked. so far--the airbags did not deploy. the toyota pre s v hybrid wagon did not perform any better. it also urged a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received as a to stop rating of good in a crash test. >> general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to
or t lines shuttle bus in place towards west portal. >>> america's most popular car getting the worst marks in a new crash test from the insurance institute for highway safety the camry earned a poor rating in the recent crash test the group says the front wheel was pushed back bending the passenger compartment foot well inward. only two cars the 2013 accord and 2013 suzuki suzuki received top rating of good. >>> ahead, nasa looks to emeryville's pixar for inspiration on its next spacesuit. >>> trading underway on wall street. we go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange, next. >> reporter: new insight into the relationship between shooter lanza and his mother as the small connecticut community continues to bury its dead, >>> welcome back. check out where the rain will be today clear lake and cloverdale the rest of us increasing clouds and breezes, mid to upper 50s, 56+Ñy san francisco, 58 oakland, 57 san jose, rain well northó-qmÑ+n forecast low to mid 60s sunshine in southern california the sierra is quiet today that is the key, today, starting tomorrow morning through
will hear the rest of her story coming up on "good morning america." in newtown they are sending their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told her to play dead. she was the only one to make it out live. >> she was the first to run out of school building covered in blood from head to toe. in the first word said, mommy, i'm okay, but all my friends are dead. >> the pastor and the little girl's family is suffering survival's guilt. >> ther
. there will be a special edition of "good morning america"" at 7:00 a.m. it will be broadcast from the scene of the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >>> an investigation is underway after an off duty chp officer was killed in a head on accident in fairfield. it happened before 6:00 on highway 12 at red top road last night. the officer was on his personal motorcycle when he hit a pickup truck turning left in front of him. the officer was thrown and hit by a honda. the unidentified officer was pronounced dead at the scene. >> an 82-year-old man is facing felony charges of vehicular manslaughter after he was involved in a terrifying crash that took three lives yesterday on interstate 280 in san mateo county. nick smith has the latest on the investigation. >> sky 7 h. d. was over the scene minutes before the crash at i 280 on edgewood road. the dreyer pulled next to the median to fix a flat tire. it was then police say this black volkswagon swerved into the center divide and crashed into the lexus. >> there were four people total. three of the people were pronounced at the scene. >> a 28-year-o
, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardl
business answers the call about holiday sweet tunes. a made in america treats that's filling cookie jars all over the field. here's a live look from our east bay cam. rain, breezy conditions and low 50s. lisa argen will have your forecast in a few minutes. >> there were only a couple power outages around the bay area right now. overnight pg&e crews got pretty much caught up on most repairs from yesterday. biggest outage this morning is in bay point where you see there are 873 customers in the dark. there's a smaller outage in san rafael where 114 customers are out. no estimate for when the power might be restored. this is weather related, and if you want to keep an eye on conditions anytime, you can go to our live doppler 7 hd on the web at abc7news.com. check out the conditions anytime, anywhere. >>> now our transaction to abc's made in america series. if your sweet tooth is calling this holiday season, there's an east bay business that can answer it. wayne freedman tells us too good gourmet is a made in america business with a long reach. >> oh, i love snicker doodles. >> and glen wong
are admitting in the wake of the new town tragedy. time for new attitudes about america's gun laws. denise is in the news room. >> several die hard pro gun senators are shifting their positions saying they can no longer bring them to gun safety policies. family members of victims are in washington and call on congress to implement change. calling for tighter gun control laws. >> we're here because we know america is greater than those awful moments. we're here because we envision in america that's known as the nation that solves this terrible gun violence epidemic once and for all. we can do this. we can do this. >> west virginia democrat was one of the first senators to say it is time for a new debate about gun control. he spoke with president obama and called for all sides to come to the table. >> the brady campaign emphasizes all conversations must be respectful of the second amendment. >>> after weeks of deadlock, there are signs of the government close to a fiscal cliff deal. daniel reports on president obama's latest counter offer to prevent year end tax hikes for middle class americ
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
. >> and that is president obama as he seeks to comfort the community of newtown community and the rest of america in services this evening recall the horror of the shooting and the innocence of the victims. mr.obama met with the families of the 26 killed. he called on the nation to do more to keep children safe. >>> meantime new information is coming to light about how gunman adam lanza pulled out friday's shooting. he used his rifle to blow the door open. he then killed the principal and school counselor. >> churchgoers in newtown were traumatized once again today when someone phoned in a death threat during services. the saint rose of lima catholic church was evacuated then a s.w.a.t. team searched the facilities for an hour. the threat scared churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we
the guns used on the killing spree were bought legally. >> in america unless you have a felony conviction or you are adjudicated to be mentally income tent you have ready access to firearms. >> lanza joins the ranks of other mass shooters. the nation is left with a vexing question. how do you keep weapons from men like these when there is an estimated 200 million plus guns already in circulation? >> abc news is devoting next week to coverage of the tragedy "the search for solutions" starts tomorrow morning from 7:00 to 9:00. for the latest tune into the abc7 morning news at 4:30 a.m. >>> here in the bay area, many are turning to their churches for solace. thomas roman has the story. >> at morning mass at saint mary's could you they'd rail in -- cathedral this was written for the victims. he had prayers already planned. >> today is a day to pray, especially for all of those people that were masacred and for their families. >> a great violence has be fallen us again. >> he is the pastor of saint mary's people have come to mass not just to pray, but to try and make some sense of the evil tha
america taking the time to help those most in need. >> the first family arrived early this morning in hawaii where they're spending their christmas holiday. the president said he plans to return to washington next week because of the so-called fiscal cliff. legislators left washington without a deal that would avoid cutting government services on january 1st. >> a portion of interstate 80 heading to the sierra was shut down today after a series of storm related spinouts. the highway patrol shut the highway down this morning from colfax to the nevada state line. this is what it looked like this afternoon where you see a detour prompting cars to exit the freeway and turn around. at times the interstate looked more like a parking lot. >> try to get to tahoe for christmas and we saw a small sign that says road closed and thought day were kidding. but they weren't. >> the interstate eventually reopened this afternoon, the most powerful winter storm of the season is on track to drop as much as 5 feet of snow on top of the sierra. here's what it looked like earlier at squaw valley. as muc
and existing homes sales. >> a big fail for the toyota camry. america's most popular car fared poorly in this new front crash test by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry's front wheel ended up bending the passenger compartment footwell inward. the steering was pushed so far off -- the airbags did *not deploy. the toyota prius -v- hybrid wagon didn't perform any better -- it also earned a "poor" rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received the institutes top rating of "good" in the crash test. >> it's showtime for u-p-s! the carrier says today's peak shipping day will be the busiest in its history. the men and women in brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u-s. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrow's the deadline to make sure your gifts arrive by christmas eve. 5:11 we will be back this is a live look to the approach. very quiet. things looking clear and concord, it is only 31 degrees. that is another cold one below 32 degrees. 56 degrees expected, later. (music) >> it is chilly here however, a strong storm is pounding t
possible. >>> i know there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. >> president barack obama said that his first reaction to today's shooting was as a parent, not a commander in chief. in the wake of the elementary school shooting in connecticut, children trying to process what happened and it can be a difficult task for parents who want to help them. >> reporter: the images are heart wrenching, school kids in in connecticut consoled by their parents as they flee the scene of a mas shooting. they say -- phasdz mass shooting. >> kids, like all of us, respond immediately to other people's faces. and, i think you need to give your kids a chance to talk about what they feel. >> it is a conversation some parents are aphencive about. >> i don't know how i would be able to deal with talking to them. just thinking about it and imagining it if it was my sop's school. >> it will be difficult but we -
to the debate on gun control. in the fist statement the nra says the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads sons, a and daughters and we were shocked and saddened. they will not comment on the newtowshoong iediately out of respect for the families. the powerful gun rights group says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure such tragedy does not happen again. >>> a former security guard accused of shooting off a gun outside of a shopping mall is linked to several other shootings. investigators say 42-year-old marco fired 54 shots into the air outside a new port beach mall saturday. no one was shot. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two near disney land and another outside the same new port mall. he remains in jail without bail. >>> the leaders of an independent panel that harassly criticized security in ben tobacco city will explain their findings today. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in a september 11 attack. meanwhile democrats are rejecting the fiscal cliff plan b by rep
is putting a refund process into place. >>> america's best selling car is getting the worst marks in a new crash test the camry earned a poor rating in recent tests the group says the front end crash pushed the air bag out of the way so it did little to protect the test dummy's head. the prius hybrid wagon performed poorly only the 2013 accord and suzuki suzuki received top rating of good. >>> new concerns about marijuana and prescription --@sé prescription drug use among teens. 20% of high school seniors admitted to smoking pot in the last month. 7% say they smoke it daily and don't think the drug is harmful. the report reveals one in 12 teens take adderol to get high the drug is prescribed by doctors to treat attention deficit disorder. >>> holiday travelers incountering major weather problems across the midwest, right now extreme weather is battering eight states this was madison, wisconsin this morning in colorado drivers are facing dicey conditions, near blizzard conditions. if you are traveling to chicago or atlanta expect airport delays. >>> 43 million americans are expected to tra
. >>> america's best selling car is getting the worst marks in a new crash test the camry earned a poor rating in recent tests the group says the front end crash pushed the air bag out of the way so it did little to protect the test dummy's head. the prius hybrid wagon performed poorly only the 2013 accord and suzuki suzuki received top rating of good. >>> new concerns about marijuana and prescription --@sé prescription drug use among teens. 20% of high school seniors admitted to smoking pot in the last month. 7% say they smoke it daily and don't think the drug is harmful. the report reveals one in 12 teens take adderol to get high the drug is prescribed by doctors to treat attention deficit disorder. >>> holiday travelers incountering major weather problems across the midwest, right now extreme weather is battering eight states this was madison, wisconsin this morning in colorado drivers are facing dicey conditions, near blizzard conditions. if you are traveling to chicago or atlanta expect airport delays. >>> 43 million americans are expected to travel by air during this holiday period. the
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to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield. but they were not able to protect their own news conference from protesters, including the group code pink. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> it's horribly -- a horribly poor choice to say that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew butt is in the contra costa school district. the school district deploys 20 armed police officers in all of its high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm glad we're having that conversation, because i think we have experience in it. i think it's an overreaction, if you want to know my position as a duly elected school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> reporter: on top of that $2 million for armed security officers, the district says it spends $5 million on security overall, money it would desperately ra
across america is breaking right now. so when the president cried, you know, there were parents crying with him. i like to think this can be a real moment for us. >> reporter: we would expect people would come together to do something. we see this after all the events we follow in this country when people are shot in schools. reporting live in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> even before we know the toll at sandy hook the shooting took its place on the roster of american mass shootings. columbine, virginia tech aurora. and for every one of those incidents, there are survivors and leaders who still cope with the aftermath and news of the latest tragedy. >> not again. just sick to my stomach and just takes me back to what we felt on april 12, 1999. it's emotionally anyone that was alive during that time or especially columbine just takes us back to that horrific day that we had. >> it really hurts when babies die. and i really hope that this shooting is the turning point. we have the power to prevent violence. we have learned how to accept each other, live with one another. we have t
. and struck it rich. now, they say they're set for life. >>> and a very good wednesday morning to you, america. we hope you all had a very merry christmas, if it's something you celebrate. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. glad to have amy robach. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here with the scoop on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted so many millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. take a look at some of the damage. the abc station from birmingham, sending us some pictures from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orle
that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: public outrage over the massacre has also emboldened members of congress to challenge the power of the gun lobby. >> the political power is much like the wizard of oz. they're bullies. and what's most important is, they really don't represent their membership. the members are overwhelmingly in favor of responsible use of guns and responsible rules. >> reporter: feelings are running very high after this tragedy. of course, there's been a lot of talk of a turning point. the president today will announce that he's putting vice president biden in charge of a process to look at possible new legislation. but, look, change doesn't happen quickly in washington. there have been about a dozen attempts to bring back the assault weapons ban. they've all failed in congressional committee. and the national rifle association spent $17 million this year to influence legislation and public opinion. it'll be looking out for its interests long after the outrage subsides. charlie, norah? >> bill plante, thanks.
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giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was shot. >> reporter: activist mindy fikelstein was surrounded by children when a man opened fire. >> the problem is too many guns. people who shouldn't get their hands on gun have the ability to do so. >> reporter: the pistols used today a glock and a sig. and connecticut like california has strict rules. >> the united states, 8,400 deaths a year due to gun violence. we have got to do something about it. and congress has got to get a backbone. >> these children were murdered, brutally murdered in the place where they felt safe. >> reporter: scenes like these always take her back. >> i was brought to my knees, i left work in tears and have basically been under a blanket all day. >> but more than anguish she hopes for outrage and action. >> call the white house, call your congressman, e-mail, go to we are better than this.org. the
's my lucky day because i'm getting a private lesson from the most famous cheerleader in america. >> you have to have confidence in -- swag and confidence in it. >> wait a minute. swag and confidence? 10-year-old christian bodker stole the show from the gorgeous tampa bay buccaneers cheerleaders during sunday's big game. no wonder the video went viral. just look at his moves. now he's showing me what he's got, or trying to. i'll do backup. >> thank you so much for watching. >> we will see you next time. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> the nation is mourning the death of so many young children at a connecticut elementary school. tory dunnan joins us from newtown with new information on the victims. >>reporter:27 people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- old first grade teacher, victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had so
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